Sunday, February 01, 2009

Harris on Need

Click Here for excellent thoughts on God's provision, our definition of need vs. the Biblical definition of need. Here's a couple quotes:

"Our definition of need has been super-sized by our culture of consumption.

So we think that we need not only to eat, but to eat food that we love, and preferably to eat out. We think that we not only need to be clothed, but to wear the latest fashion and have five of everything. We think we need more than just a roof over our heads. We want a bigger house, with a big yard. We think we need multiple cars, four-wheel drive vehicles to drive on paved roads."

"One of the potential spiritual benefits of an economic recession is that as we tighten our budgets, as we change our lifestyle, we can actually begin getting a clearer picture of what we actually need. We have a lot more than we really need."

7 comments:

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Amber, such a powerful thought - thanks for posting it. We have become such a society of convenience, and, especially in these hard times, I think we find ourselves praying that we don't "go without" versus praying to know God. Perhaps the downturn of the economy will truly be redefining of our needs and a refocus on our Provider.

Amanda said...

Mmmm, mmmmm, mmmm.

Janelle and Ella said...

Wow! Wow!

Jake said...

That is soo good! I am teaching Sunday School next weekend and am going to use this!

Allison said...

wow, that's amazing, so true and so real, thanks Burg!

Color Splashes said...

Amber,
What a surprise to hear from you! I love your blog and seeing the pictures of your family. We would love to have you back in Springfield, too!
Mrs. Chapman

aim said...

yes and amen! so glad you posted this.